Network+ Guide to Networks 4th - CHP 15 - Implementing and Managing Networks

Network+ Guide to Networks 4th - CHP 15 - Implementing and Managing Networks

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Network+ Guide to Networks, Fourth Edition Chapter 15 Implementing and Managing Networks
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 2 Objectives Describe the elements and benefits of project management Manage a network implementation project Understand network management and the importance of baselining to assess a network’s health Plan and follow regular hardware and software maintenance routines Describe the steps involved in upgrading network hardware and software
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 3 Project Management Managing staff, budget, timelines, and other resources and variables to achieve specific goal within given bounds Attempts to answer at least following questions: Is proposed project feasible? What needs must project address? What are project’s goals? What tasks are required to meet goals? How long should tasks take, and in what order should they be undertaken?
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 4 Project Management (continued) Attempts to answer at least the following questions (continued): What resources are required, and how much will they cost? Who will be involved and what skills are needed? How will staff communicate? After completion, did project meet stated need? Most projects divided into phases Milestone: reference point marking completion of major task or group of tasks in project
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 5 Project Management (continued) Figure 15-1: Project phases
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 6 Determining Project Feasibility Feasibility study outlines costs and benefits of project Attempts to predict whether it will yield favorable outcome Should be performed for any large-scale project before resources committed
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 7 Assessing Needs Needs assessment: process of clarifying reasons and objectives underlying proposed change(s) Interviewing users Comparing perceptions to factual data Analyzing network baseline data
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 8 Assessing Needs (continued) Needs assessment may address the following: Is expressed need valid or does it mask a different need? Can need be resolved? Is need important enough to allocate resources to its resolution? Will meeting it have measurable effect on productivity? If fulfilled, will need result in additional needs? Will fulfilling it satisfy other needs? Do users affected by the need agree that change is a good answer? What kind of resolution will satisfy them?
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 9 Setting Project Goals Project goals help keep project on track Necessary when evaluating whether project was successful Popular technique is to begin with broad goal, narrow down to specific sub-goals Project goals should be attainable Feasibility study helps determine attainability Sponsors: managers and others who oversee resource allocation Stakeholder: any person affected by the project
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Network+ Guide to Networks 4th - CHP 15 - Implementing and Managing Networks

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